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Mazin Al Mardhi, Senior Associate

Mazin’s primary area of practice is construction, covering both contentious and non-contentious work for clients based in the GCC.


Mazin is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Middle East offices where he is a member of the Construction, Engineering and Projects team. Mazin acts for a range of clients primarily based in the GCC in relation to various business sectors including amongst others construction and engineering, industrial manufacturing, general trading, insurance and hospitality. Such clients range from multinational construction companies, manufacturing and technology companies, hotel operators to reputable family business owners as well as high net worth individuals.

More recently, Mazin has focused his practice in construction disputes under arbitration. Mazin has acted for clients in high value disputes conducted by the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC and ADCCAC providing all-inclusive legal services. Mazin also works closely with local advocates and litigators on contentious matters before the national courts of the UAE and Bahrain.

Mazin is qualified to appear before Bahrain Courts and is fluent in both English and Arabic.


  • Successfully acted for Terna Contracting WLL (Bahrain), a subsidiary of GEK Terna Group, in a high value construction dispute referred to arbitration before the ICC. Mazin is currently working in collaboration with litigators for the enforcement of a favourable ICC final award.

  • Currently advising Terna S.A. (Greece) in relation to a € 400m waste to energy plant in the Republic of Malta, in particular for the negotiation of commercial terms with the joint venture partner and a €150 million EPC contract.

  • Successfully acted for Terna SA (Abu Dhabi) in an ADCCAC arbitration relating to the construction of an international school facility in Abu Dhabi, achieving a favourable settlement for his client.  

  • Regularly advise Obermeyer Middle East GmbH in respect of their regional business operations including in relation to the design of DEWA’s new iconic “zero energy” headquarter building worth over AED 1 billion; and construction of the new Terminal 4 at Kuwait’s International Airport valued north of $ 173 million.

  • Mazin regularly advised Haya Power and Desalination Company BSC (Bahrain) in relation to all commercial contracts for the construction and operation of a state of the art water desalination and power plant.